Midlife and menopause are opportunities to change the course of our lives. The metamorphosis of menopause can be used a passage to power. Even after menopause, the changes it has wrought in our bodies act as gateways to reach into our most authentic selves, to touch our deepest feelings, and to reveal our finest aspirations.
The soul is adventurous and wants new experiences. The body wants to find a warm, safe space and sit tight. There is no balance between these two different needs, only a dynamic disequilibrium, a flow, a tide that surges and ebbs and is never twice the same. The space between the enticing new thing and the comforting same-old, same-old is transition. And transition can be difficult.
Can you say “My life is juicy, blissful, abundant, exciting, adventurous, playful, and heartfelt” and feel it in your soul? You may find yourself balking at some of the words and ideas in it. You may even find yourself arguing with yourself as you say it. Discover the power of living with an attitude of gratitude to shift the trajectory of your life.
The Wise Woman Tradition helps us transmute our problems into allies by changing our attitudes and expectations. This means accepting responsibility, without blame, not for our lives, which are ultimately out of our control, but for our thoughts, attitudes, expectations, and stories. “Rewrite the story of your life,” my mentor Jean Houston insists. The story is the agent of transformation.
Discover how sitting quietly with your bare feet on the earth can have amazing repercussions on your sense of health, contentment and feelings of joy. My intimately connecting with Mother Earth just five minutes a day connects you to the endless flow of loving, healing energy that emanates from the earth. So take off your socks and shoes today to enjoy this barefoot meditation.